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NieR: Automata Anime Suspended Indefinitely

After the broadcast of the third episode, it was officially announced that the anime adaptation of the video game NieR: Automata It has been suspended indefinitely. The press release explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has had negative effects on the production schedulewhich led to the decision to discontinue the series.

According to the announcement, the first to third episodes (those that have aired so far) will re-broadcast in Japan starting next January 28, although this does not mean that the series will resume when this re-broadcast resumes. get in order In fact, there is no estimated date for the resumption of the series.

Although the production claims that the COVID-19 pandemic is the cause of this suspension, many fans in the comments of the original publication doubted that this was the real reason. In fact, it must be remembered that many productions of Aniplex they are faced with virtually impossible production schedules (extremely short time limits, no possibility of postponement), leading to looming production problems. Unfortunately, COVID-19 ended up becoming a perfect excuse for this type of situation.

The series has been broadcast since January 7, without yet officially confirming the number of episodes it will have, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West.

Production team

  • Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, Darling in the FranXX, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios A-1 Pictures.
  • Yoko Taro (Yoshinoya Kyoudai, SINoALICE, Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts, along with Ryouji Masuyama.
  • Jun Nakai (Re:CREATORS, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, Gin no Saji) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Monach (Shangri-La Frontier, Summer Time Render, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.

Synopsis of NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine dystopia, invaded by powerful machines. Mankind has been driven off Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a last-ditch effort to reclaim the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, the war between the machines and the androids continues… a war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.

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